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Bird Photography – Absolutely No Guarantees

Leave your thoughts below please... But for me... You know what I've found with Bird Photography more than any other genre out there? There are...

Bird in Flight + Action: In the Field Sample Tips Part 2

I've got a few more tips for you this week and some samples from my upcoming bird photography course. While so many of you requested bird in flight...

Bird In Flight: In the Field Sample Tips

Bird in Flight Sample Video 1 Hi all. Please take a look at this video and let me know what you think of this as a teaching aid. Questions,...
Bird Photography – Absolutely No Guarantees

Bird Photography – Absolutely No Guarantees

Leave your thoughts below please... But for me... You know what I've found with Bird Photography more than any other genre out there? There are ABSOLUTELY No guarantees here. I can't even promise you that on any given outing you'll even take a photo of a bird.  But we...

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Bird in Flight + Action: In the Field Sample Tips Part 2

Bird in Flight + Action: In the Field Sample Tips Part 2

I've got a few more tips for you this week and some samples from my upcoming bird photography course. While so many of you requested bird in flight tutorials, I think you'll actually grow out of just "bird in sky" photos and want more action. In this video, you'll see...

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Bird In Flight: In the Field Sample Tips

Bird In Flight: In the Field Sample Tips

Bird in Flight Sample Video 1 Hi all. Please take a look at this video and let me know what you think of this as a teaching aid. Questions, comments, etc... Does this help you with questions on acquiring focus on birds in flight?How do you like the view through the...

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Which Wing Do You Like?

Which Wing Do You Like?

I spent some time with Carl Ackerman (and the NutHouse - click here to find out more) this week recording a mini-course on setting up a backyard bird feeder area (this mini course will also come out along with my official Bird Photography course in September). Carl...

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No Laughing Matter

No Laughing Matter

While I was in Costa Rica last month we stumbled on a bird I've never seen there before. A Laughing Falcon, which is also referred to as a Snake Hawk. I honestly don't know how our guide spotted it, as it was buried back behind so many trees, inside of trees, and so...

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Swallow Tail Kites Galore!

Swallow Tail Kites Galore!

Last week I had the opportunity to photograph swallow tail kites. My friend Dick, over at DVWildlife Tours, has a great tour on a lake here in FL, and there are literally thousands of these birds that come in this time of year. It was a fun outing and a little...

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Get a Room!!!

Get a Room!!!

I was looking through my library the other day and found some humorous photos. While out with a DVWildlife Boat Tour, we came upon some Barred Owls. First there was one, and then another flew up to it... and then the funny behavior began. First, the owl on the left...

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I Always Feel Like… Somebody’s Watchin’ Me

I Always Feel Like… Somebody’s Watchin’ Me

When I'm out shooting wildlife for a morning, I'll often come back with 1000 (or even double that) photos. Out of that, I may end up keeping 50-100 and that's just because I'm too lazy to pair it down any further than that. So why do I end up with so many photos? It's...

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Take Off, Eh!

Take Off, Eh!

My last day in Costa Rica was a non-workshop day, but I went out with a few people to just shoot and I realized I have a problem. I'm addicted to take off shots... Hence the name of this post (special pat-on-the-back prize to who knows where the phrase came from) ;-)...

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Who Put That Leaf On My Head?

Who Put That Leaf On My Head?

Hi everyone. I just returned from my Costa Rica Workshop. I had a wonderful group of people. Several returning workshop attendees which is always nice to see, and some fantastic new people I got to meet as well. And we had the best abundance of wildlife I've seen...

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Breakfast on the Go (and a tight crop)

Breakfast on the Go (and a tight crop)

I've visited Ft. Desoto Beach ,here in the Tampa area, a number of times this spring. Once you shoot there a time or two, you start to change your expectations. At first, you're just happy to get a nice photo of a Snowy Egret flying. They don't fly really fast, so...

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Should You Shoot Wide Open?

Should You Shoot Wide Open?

I was teaching a webinar the other evening and I got a question that prompted me to write this post. Now, I've actually gotten this question many times before, but this is the first I'm writing about it. See, during the webinar I had mentioned that I "mostly"...

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